All eyes on Australia's beef with the bishop

All eyes on Australia's beef with the bishop

There was a time when the Catholic Church knew exactly what to do when one of its clergy molested a child.

"A cleric or monk who sexually molests youths or boys is to be publicly whipped, his head shaved, spat upon, and kept in prison for six months in chains on a diet of bread and water," wrote Basil the Great, the Greek bishop of Caesarea in the 4th century.

 

He also recommended the offender be watched and not let anywhere near young people once released.

Basil's solution is extreme by today's standards, but it leaves you asking how  . . .

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